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wowzers… I feel… lacking… 23 April 2010

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Okay, not really, but wow… See, I consider myself very creative, very crafty, and something of an artist.  But, I can’t draw. To save my life… I cannot draw. Wait, I take that back.  I’m really REALLY good at stick figures.  You want a stick figure? I’m your girl… I’m an artist when it comes to working with paper, or beads.  and occasionally embroidery (well, cross stitch, but really, there I’m just following the pattern…) I always wished I could draw, though.  I wanted to be a great painter when I was a kid.

So, you may be wondering, why do I feel lacking now? What happened?  Well, I just watched this video, over at The Beader’s Muse That’s Cynthia Thornton, designer at Green Girl Studios, talking about inspiration and her book Enchanted Adornments. I love that she shows us her sketchbooks, because so often, those are a very private thing for a lot of creative people.  Here’s the problem for me: I WANNA DRAW LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!! whine!!!!!!!!!  Okay, sorry, done whining… But wowzers!  Okay, I a craft ideas, in which I “sketch.” But my sketching is to Thornton’s sketching what hot dogs are to Kobe beef (don’t get me wrong, I like hot dogs…) Thornton, besides being an accomplished jewelry designer, is a totally kick-ass artist.  I’m not exaggerating when I say I would probably buy her sketchbooks if she published them.  They’re beautiful. In fact, I just spent a bit of time playing on her website–beautiful work!

So yeah, I feel lacking… But hey! At least I feel lacking with someone who’s a very talented artist! So I got that going for me! LOL!



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